Jump to content

What is up with Rory McIlroy?


Recommended Posts

Rory is the Johnny Miller of his generation.  Stretches of absolute dominance in terms of ball-striking, blowing away fields in majors when he's on, not great at Augusta, and a (relatively) poor putter given the rest of his game.  He's not done, he's got too much talent not to win again, but the Tour is much deeper with the great young players coming out of college and winning.

 

He needs to commit to nailing down his wedge game like DJ did.  Who knows if he wants to work that hard though.  He's set for life many times over financially - it should free him up but instead it feels like he's coasting.  Tiger and Spieth (and Lydia Ko now too) have been able to come back from the wilderness - Rory should be able to as well.

  • Like 2

Titleist TSi3 10*, GD AD BB 6S

Titleist TS2 16.5*, Diamana LTD S+ Blue 80S

Titleist TS2 21*, Atmos HB Tour Spec Blue 8S
Miura CB 801 4-PW, Recoil Proto 110 F4

Miura 52.06, 56.10, 60.09, Recoil Proto 125 F4
Bettinardi Inovai 6.0 Crescent Neck LH, 34"

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 140
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

One of the things I love about Rory is his candor. It is so rare in the sport to hear someone stand up and admit that they messed up their swing for any reason.... and for one of the game’s great driv

Lol was waiting for this thread. If Dustin misses a cut in the next month there will be a thread what is wrong with Dustin

He got married and lost his balls - needs permisson to play golf and has to be back homme before 3pm 

Posted Images

I believe, mechanically he’s flawed. The ball flight on those wedges and big misses tee to green prove this out. So no matter what’s between the ears or in his belly, he’s got some work to do on the range, I suppose. But he’s young, and has all the resources in the world at his fingertips. Shouldn’t be too much about it. Just gotta get to it. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, dwboston said:

Rory is the Johnny Miller of his generation.  Stretches of absolute dominance in terms of ball-striking, blowing away fields in majors when he's on, not great at Augusta, and a (relatively) poor putter given the rest of his game.  He's not done, he's got too much talent not to win again, but the Tour is much deeper with the great young players coming out of college and winning.

 

He needs to commit to nailing down his wedge game like DJ did.  Who knows if he wants to work that hard though.  He's set for life many times over financially - it should free him up but instead it feels like he's coasting.  Tiger and Spieth (and Lydia Ko now too) have been able to come back from the wilderness - Rory should be able to as well.

Tiger's issues have always been more health related.  I think he can get some inspiration from Spieth/Ko. Thing about Spieth is even on his bad days he will fight like hell to shoot a score, the guy never gives up. If Spieth drove it the way Rory did at Augusta on Thursday, I think he still would've found a way to grind out a 72/73. Another thing about Rory is he's been making way too many big numbers. In 2021 he's made a double or worse in every stroke play tournament. I personally think Rory will miss the cut at Kiawah (I know he won there in 2012, but he is nowhere near 2012 Rory) and Torrey Pines if he doesn't find anything soon. Those 2 courses are already tough if you're playing good, but there's no way Rory contends at either venue. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, KRAMER1997 said:

Tiger's issues have always been more health related.  I think he can get some inspiration from Spieth/Ko. Thing about Spieth is even on his bad days he will fight like hell to shoot a score, the guy never gives up. If Spieth drove it the way Rory did at Augusta on Thursday, I think he still would've found a way to grind out a 72/73. Another thing about Rory is he's been making way too many big numbers. In 2021 he's made a double or worse in every stroke play tournament. I personally think Rory will miss the cut at Kiawah (I know he won there in 2012, but he is nowhere near 2012 Rory) and Torrey Pines if he doesn't find anything soon. Those 2 courses are already tough if you're playing good, but there's no way Rory contends at either venue. 


 

Ha! Be so Rory to go and destroy everybody at the PGA ; )

 

 

 

 

F6EE0E84-7F25-4EC1-B5E0-FE94C031847F.jpeg

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

The first six holes of a major is his problem then its all catch up and he is done for the tournament. I do not think he is focused on the target at hand. His head is spinning on the outcome. If he plays the front nine of a major well he will be in the hunt. You can not play catch up in a major (period). The courses are so hard everything will snowball.

Driver SIM
3W M1
Irons I500 Ping 4 - pw
putter O 0ne odessy
58 Mizuno 2018
54 Jaws 4
Hybrid Taylor 3 Hybrid

2I driving iron Srixon New shaft carbon fiber steel
Titlist 1x

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...
55 minutes ago, Pent08 said:

Unlike Spieth, Rory's thread doesn't become a 100 pages before his slump ends.

Yep. Popularity causes odd reactions.  

 

Mizuno ST-Z 9.5 Diamana TB 70TX 

Titleist ts2 16.5 * Tensei CK pro Blue 80TX

TM Sim tour 19*  Aldila proto 95TX  

Titleist T100 4-pw MMT 125TX 

Vokey sm7 50 54 58 MCI 125 mild  

Cameron GSS 009  1.5 , sound slot , tungsten sole weights , head speed shaft. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, 3whacker said:

with Rory and JS both winning what will WRX'ers speculate about now....glad to see both those threads come to an end

 

There's always Dick Fowler ... 

  • Like 1

Titleist TSi4 10°

Titleist TSi3 15°

Titleist TS2 18°

Taylormade P7MC 4-PW

Vokey 54°, 60°

Scotty Cameron Newport 

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/18/2021 at 10:00 AM, OBbogey5 said:

I believe, mechanically he’s flawed. The ball flight on those wedges and big misses tee to green prove this out. So no matter what’s between the ears or in his belly, he’s got some work to do on the range, I suppose. But he’s young, and has all the resources in the world at his fingertips. Shouldn’t be too much about it. Just gotta get to it. 

From this to a W in just 3 weeks. One word. IMPRESSIVE 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Great to see him back, will we finally get the Rory/Jordan duel at the PGA? I hope so.

Sim 2 Max 10.5 @ 11.25 Tensei CK Blue 60X
3 Wood - Titleist TSI 2 - 15 degree - Tensei CK Blue 75X

Titleist 816 H2 - 21 (C1) Aldila Rogue Black 85X 
Titleist 716CB 4-9 - X100
Vokey SM7 46.10, 50.08, 54M, 59M - S400
Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport 2.5
Titleist Pro V1X 2021

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Our picks

    • 2021 Travelers Championship - Discussion & Links
      2021 Titleist T100 irons (in hand photos) - Travelers Championship
      2021 Titleist T100S irons (in hand photos) - Travelers Championship
      2021 Titleist U 505 (in hand photos) - Travelers Championship
      Mitsubishi Tensei K series (red, white & blue US Open) shaft - 2021 Travelers Championship
       
      Rickie Fowler's custom Cameron putters - 2021 Travelers Championship
      Scotty Cameron putters - 2021 Travelers Championship
       
      2021 Travelers Championship - Tuesday #1
      2021 Travelers Championship - Tuesday #2
       
      • 19 replies
    • Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Discussion and Links
      Please put any question or comments here.
       
      Links to the galleries...
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #1
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #2
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #3
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #4
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #5
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #6
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #7
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #8
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #9
       
      Adam Svensson with new model of Puma golf shoes - 2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry)
       


       
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #1
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #2
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #3
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #4
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #5
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #6
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #7
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #8
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #9
       
      Adam Svensson with new model of Puma golf shoes - 2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry)
       

       
        • Like
      • 4 replies
    • 2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree - Discussion and Links
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       

       
      2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree - Tuesday #1
      2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree - Tuesday #2
      2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree - Tuesday #3
      2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree - Tuesday #4
      2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree - Tuesday #5
      2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree - Tuesday #6
       
       

       
       
      Bryson Nimmer's Bettinardi putter - 2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree
      Dustin Johnson's got the putter try-outs going on - 2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree
      Scotty Cameron putters - 2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree
       
       
       
       
        • Like
      • 35 replies
    • 2021 Memorial - Discussion & Links
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       
       
       

       
      2021 Memorial - Tuesday #1
      2021 Memorial - Tuesday #2
      2021 Memorial - Tuesday #3
      2021 Memorial - Tuesday #4
      2021 Memorial - Tuesday #5
      2021 Memorial - Tuesday #6
      2021 Memorial - Tuesday #7
      2021 Memorial - Tuesday #8
      2021 Memorial - Tuesday #9
       
       
       

       
       
       

       
      Piretti putter & cover for Hideki - 2021 Memorial
      Odyssey putters - 2021 Memorial
      New Odyssey (play like a kid) putter over - 2021 Memorial
      Bettinardi putters & covers - 2021 Memorial
      Ben An's Cameron putter - 2021 Memorial
       
       
      • 27 replies
    • 2021 Charles Schwab Challenge  - Discussion & Links
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       

       
      2021 Charles Schwab Challenge - Tuesday #1
      2021 Charles Schwab Challenge - Tuesday #2
      2021 Charles Schwab Challenge - Tuesday #3
      2021 Charles Schwab Challenge - Tuesday #4
      2021 Charles Schwab Challenge - Tuesday #5
      2021 Charles Schwab Challenge - Tuesday #6
      2021 Charles Schwab Challenge - Tuesday #7
       
       

       
      2021 Charles Schwab Challenge winner will get this Power wagon
      Eric Compton testing Axis 1 putter - 2021 Charles Schwab Challenge
      Cameron putter and new cover - 2021 Charles Schwab Challenge
       
       
      • 7 replies

×
×
  • Create New...